| Mar 18, 2009
Dear SOS: I recently ate at Harris Ranch Restaurant (located off Interstate 5 at the Coalinga exit) and was very impressed with their biscuits, as they reminded me of happy memories of my childhood. I wanted to buy some to take to my sisters, but the...
| Jun 27, 2007
Dear SOS: My boyfriend and I stayed at the Sea Ranch Lodge and enjoyed such wonderful food at their restaurant. The warm blueberry bread that was served at breakfast just melted in our mouths. What a tasty treat to start the morning with! It would be...
| Mar 25, 2010
| 11:54 AM
Total time: 2 hours, plus cooling time for the cake
Servings: 16 to 20
Note: Adapted from Kiss My Bundt. This recipe calls for Tecate beer, a lighter beer in terms of color and flavor, resulting in a cake that is mild in its beer taste....
| Feb 25, 2010
Double chocolate zucchini mini-muffins
Total time: 45 minutes, plus cooling time
Servings: 2 1/2 dozen mini-muffins or 1 dozen standard muffins
3 1/2 ounces bittersweet dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup oil, divided
3/4 cup (3.2 ounces)...
| May 8, 2008
| 10:17 AM
Total time: 1 hour
Servings: Makes 18 cookies
Note: From Kim Boyce
1/2 cup (1 stick) European-style unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
| Jan 6, 2010
Orange-flavored shortcakes with strawberries and cream
Total time: 40 minutes
Note: From Russ Parsons. Coarse sugar can be found at baking and cooking supply stores and well-stocked markets.
2 cups flour
| Nov 22, 2006
Total time: 40 minutes
Note: From Donna Deane
2/3 cup yellow cornmeal
1 1/3 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped
1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary
| Apr 22, 2010
Wild rice sticky puddings with brown sugar and bourbon
Total time: About 1 hour
1/2 pound dried figs, chopped finely
1/2 cup bourbon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) melted butter, plus 1 tablespoon butter, divided
| Dec 28, 2009
| 10:22 AM
Note: Another recipe from the vegetarian issue. This one looks like an awful lot of work for a sandwich, but it's worth every minute. The rolls are crisp and delicious and absolutely unlike anything you can buy in a bakery, and the finished sandwich is...
| Sep 10, 2009
| 7:49 AM
Active Work Time: 45 minutes
Total Preparation Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
We recommend Scharffen Berger semi-sweet chocolate because of its clarity of taste and smooth melting qualities.
HONEY CAKE BATTER
1 3/4 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder...
| Dec 29, 2009
| 10:51 AM
Note: One of our low-fat desserts from summer, this blueberry pie is absolutely irresistible and extraordinarily fresh-tasting. The recipe comes from writer Kathie Jenkins' mother, Ardell Kochevar of Aurora, Minn. If you like to experiment, try other...